Grateful Dead Live at Long Beach Arena on 1980-12-13
- Live concert
- Grateful Dead
- DeadLists Project
Complete; (FOB) Nak 700 -> Cm -> Reel -> Dat shn encoding Charlie Miller
- 2004-07-23 17:06:55
- (FOB) Nak 700 -> Cm -> Reel -> Dat > shn
- Long Beach, CA
- Audience Recording: Nak 700
- Long Beach Arena
Subject: Late to the Party
Subject: Gem for sure
Loved the sugaree, fire on the mountain, and black peter.
For you black peter fans, this one is up there, rivals 5/7/78 (this one is by far the best imo).
Subject: "Road Trips" Worthy
Killer 1st set versions of Stranger, Sugaree, To Lay Me Down and Deal. The blistering Scarlet>Fire and D/S with Airto and Flora were real treats. As with all great shows, Jerry was on like Donkey Kong.
Wish I could have been there, but it's great to just listen and enjoy!
Subject: Fine Show!
Subject: pretty good sound quality
Subject: Listen to this AUD
Subject: Humdinger...and a nice mix to boot.
Subject: Ah Long Beach of the early 80's!
The police and wide isles is what made Long Beach. The top floor is encircled by the widest walk ways you have ever seen -- 20 feet wide -- a dancing paradise -- and right out there with great sound. The Long Beach police were so cool. If you were dancing all was great. But if someone was just standing, blocking the dance party, the police would come up and tell them, "you are going to have to either dance or take your seat." And the sound! That was back in the day when they used horsepower, not all this fancy technology of today. Today it seems you can barely hear at a venue. I mean this is rock and roll people.
I noticed Dead Base doesn't mention it, but John Cipollina played on "Not Fade Away".
Subject: Eyewitness account
Every time Jerry broke into a solo, the audience became electrified. The drum set was especially memorable, when the drum/percussion was lowered down, the place went nuts. The other highlught was the show closer, Sugar Magnolia. I am just now downloading the shn files of the show and enjoying the heckout of it!
Subject: Nice addition
Sugaree is mighty fine. Sailor>Saint is extremely intense, one of the finer versions I have heard. Of course sugar mags is awesome and pretty heavy.
A nive addition to the collection!
But without a doubt the conversation would have to be about "Scarlet--->Fire": just a fantabulous version of "Scarlet" with a very fluid impovisation from Garcia leading all the way back to a ferocious workout on the Scarlet coda before exiting that explosion for a TOP NOTCH "Fire on the Mountain". Again, all the instrumental breaks are taken to the HILT and in reverse from how it began Jerry SLAMS the door shut on a torrid "Fire" solo by exploding into the refrain of the "Scarlet" coda.....ahhhhh.....
Scarlet-->Fire fans this is for you.
Subject: Black Peter
Second set is a gem.
Black Peter just grabs you.
Recommend for sure.
Subject: Smokin' Scarlet
Subject: It's here!
Subject: Well, since you'll beat me to it
I was fortunate enough to see all but one of Airto and Flora's appearances with Grateful Dead, and two including the very first, of Planet Drum shows, besides on their own or with other acts.
Like I've stated elsewhere as of this writing, my review is strictly on performance. So if what the fellow says is true, that To Lay Me Down is missing; that is truely a shame, because it too, is outstanding !
And the next day is great also.
Subject: wrong set list?
Wow, Scarlet/Fire just knocked me out, Fire Crescendo was amazing
Subject: A real smoker!
I have another recording of the second set that I think Jim Wise may have made - the sound is a little more colored overall, but the bass response is slightly better, more focussed and punchy than what you hear on this recording. It would be nice to see that and any other sources out there uploaded in their entirety.
Subject: A Great Second Set
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